Medical Scribe Specialist Certificate in Applied Science
This program will prepare students to accurately perform real-time documentation of provider-patient encounters at the point of service and input physician-communicated information into the electronic health record while under the constant supervision of the medical provider.
The mission of the Medical Scribe Specialist program at Greenville Technical College is to provide our graduates with the skills and knowledge required by our community of employers to perform the varied functions required of the medical scribe.
Students must be a certified medical assistant or have an associate degree in a related healthcare field or relevant experience in medical records documentation prior to acceptance into the program. The program director must review documentation of current credential, related work experience or degree, to determine if it meets program entrance requirements.
See “Program Requirements” Section for additional requirements.
Type of Program
Day or Evening, online with required face-to-face clinical experiences
Medical practices, hospital-based outpatient clinics, ambulatory surgery centers and emergent care
Visit our web page at https://www.gvltec.edu/medical-assistant/.
The program has specific admission requirements that are listed below.
- Students must meet college admission requirements.
- Students must meet with program director to review and approve program entrance requirements prior to registering for program-specific courses.
Students accepted for entry into the Medical Scribe Specialist program are required to
- Pay a non-refundable $100 deposit fee to secure seat in the program.
- Complete a criminal background report. An acceptable report is required for mandatory practicum experiences. Students may be subject to more than one background check during the program based on affiliate requirements.
- Attend the mandatory program orientation
During the program, students must successfully maintain
- A negative 10-panel drug screen
- Documentation of current Healthcare Provider BLS/CPR certification
- A current physical exam and all required immunizations.
- Attestation to required program technical standards
- A signed statement of understanding regarding policies, procedures and requirements of the program
Requirements for Completion
- Unpaid practical experience is a component of this major. Students may not be compensated in any form for practical experiences. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the practicum sites. Students must be able to attend all required practicum hours.
- Prior to practicum placement, students are responsible for completing all required training modules and ensuring all practicum-specific requirements are completed.
- A minimum grade of “C” is required to successfully pass MED courses.
Listed below is the ideal grouping of courses in order by semester. This plan assumes a full-time schedule. Note, however, that many variables can affect this plan, and not every course is offered every semester. Please see your advisor to map out your own personalized progression toward graduation.
Note: Please contact your advisor for recommended part-time schedules.
|Prior to entry into the Medical Scribe courses, students must complete the following prerequisites with a grade of “C” or better in all individual courses:|
|AHS 102||Medical Terminology||3|
|BIO 112||Basic Anatomy & Physiology 1||4|
|ENG 165||Professional Communications 1||3|
|Recommended Program-Specific Course Schedule|
|HIM 101||Introduction to Health Information 2||1|
|HIM 102||Introduction to Coding & Classification Systems||1|
|MED 126||Introduction to the Medical Scribe Profession||2|
|MED 127||Pathophysiology for the Medical Scribe||3|
|MED 154||Medical Scribe Practicum I||2|
|MED 155||Medical Scribe Practicum II||2|
|Total Required Credit Hours||21|
General education course
Students taking online courses for the first time must enroll in COL 111 E-Learning Success prior to, or at the same time as, their first online course. HIM 101 Introduction to Health Information, HIM 102 Introduction to Coding & Classification Systems, MED 126 Introduction to the Medical Scribe Profession and MED 127 Pathophysiology for the Medical Scribe are program-specific online courses.